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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/30/20
iStock By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUESeattle 23, Philadelphia 17TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLTexas 78, Davidson 76North Carolina 78, UNLV 51Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith recovering from open heart surgery for birth defect found due to COVID-19
Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith is feeling "great" as he recovers from open heart surgery for a birth defect that was detected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Smith received a presumptive positive test result when the Vikings reported for training camp in July, but when another optional test came up positive for the antibodies, meaning he had contracted the virus at some point, a cardiac work-up was ordered. The closer look at Smith's heart may have saved his life, Vikings head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman told the...
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NFL fines Saints, Patriots for COVID-19 violations, investigating two other teams
Bryan Allen/Getty Images By IVAN PEREIRA and KATIE CONWAY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The NFL cracked down this weekend on two teams who broke the league's coronavirus-related policies and are looking into two other teams for possible violations, according to reports.The league fined the New Orleans Saints $500,000 after the players and the team posted a video on social media showing unmasked team members celebrating their Nov. 8 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the locker room, a source told ABC News. The NFL also took away a seventh-round draft pick as punishment for the Saints' violation, the source...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/29/20
Sports News November 30th, 2020, 5:19am
Scoreboard roundup -- 11/29/20
iStock By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEAtlanta 43, Las Vegas 6Buffalo 27, LA Chargers 17Cleveland 27, Jacksonville 25Miami 20, NY Jets 3Minnesota 28, Carolina 27NY Giants 19, Cincinnati 17New England 20, Arizona 17Tennessee 45, Indianapolis 26New Orleans 31 Denver 3San Francisco 23, LA Rams 20Kansas City 27, Tampa Bay 24Green Bay 41, Chicago 25 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNew England 3, Orlando City 1Columbus 2, Nashville 0Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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San Francisco 49ers not allowed to play in stadium for 3 weeks under new COVID-19 restrictions
Michael Vi/iStock By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- The San Francisco 49ers will not be allowed to practice or play in their stadium for three weeks under new county health restrictions that prohibit contact sports.Stanford University's athletics, including its football program, will also be affected.Santa Clara County health officials announced the new restrictions on Saturday, as the county reported a record 760 COVID-19 cases."Our case rates have been surging since November. In fact, we have the highest case rate of any county in the San Francisco Bay area," county health officer Dr. Sara Cody said at a press...
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Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller becomes the first woman to play in a Power 5 conference football game
fstop123/iStock BY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — No woman has ever played in a Power 5 conference game. That all changed on Saturday, when Sarah Fuller took to the field as Vanderbilt plays Missouri. Fuller kicked off for Vanderbilt to start the second half of the game, in Missouri. The history-making move came on the heels of a Southeastern Conference championship-winning soccer season for the Vanderbilt senior, who sported her soccer jersey number -- 32 -- for Saturday's game. Fuller told reporters after the game that she was "really calm" during her kickoff. "I was really excited to...
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Denver Broncos the latest NFL team hampered by coronavirus
Augustas Cetkauskas/iStock By CARMEN COX, ABC News (DENVER) -- More positive COVID-19 tests forced the Denver Broncos to cancel Friday's practice. This is the third time the Broncos have cancelled practice because of the coronavirus.NFL medical staff initially cleared the team to practice on Thanksgiving after moving quarterback Jeff Driskel to the reserve/COVID-19 list the same day, ESPN reports. It was unclear whether Driskel had tested positive for coronavirus or was listed as a close contact of another positive tester. On Friday, one player and two Broncos staffers tested positive, according to a team statement, prompting the team to cancel...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/26/20
Sports News November 27th, 2020, 7:10am
Scoreboard roundup -- 11/26/20
iStock By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEHouston 41, Detroit 25Washington 41, Dallas 16TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLGonzaga 102, Kansas 90Villanova 83, Arizona State 74Illinois 97, Chicago State 38West Virginia 78, VCU 66Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Michael Jordan donates $2M of proceeds from "The Last Dance" to food banks
ESPN By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- NBA superstar Michael Jordan pledged a portion of proceeds from his hit ESPN documentary series, The Last Dance, to food banks to help feed hungry families and individuals in need this holiday season.The five-time MVP, who led the Chicago Bulls to six championships, said in a statement provided by Feeding America on Twitter that “in these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it's more important than ever to pause and give thanks."“I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from 'The Last Dance' to Feeding...
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Report: More positive COVID-19 cases identified among Ravens team
33ft/iStock By JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More positive cases of COVID-19 have reportedly been identified within the Baltimore Ravens organization.Citing a source, ESPN reports the additional positive tests from Wednesday includes one Ravens player. That brings the total up to seven players who either tested positive for the novel coronavirus or were identified as close contacts. Additionally, some members of the team's coaching and support staff have also tested positive for the virus, ESPN reports.On Wednesday, the Ravens issued a statement saying the organization has "disciplined a staff member for conduct surrounding the recent COVID-19 cases that have...
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